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IDV10460 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Victoria Local Waters Forecast for Port Phillip Issued at 4:40 pm EST on Wednesday 20 September 2017 for the period until midnight EST Sunday 24 September 2017. ================================================================================ Please be aware Wind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. ================================================================================ Warning Information Details of warnings are available on the Bureau's website www.bom.gov.au, by telephone 1300-659-217* or through some TV and radio broadcasts. Weather Situation A high pressure system over southeastern New South Wales will move over the Tasman Sea this evening. A weak cold front approaching from the west will slide away to the southeast on Thursday, however an associated trough will reach Portland around 1000hrs Thursday, Cape Otway around 1300hrs and Port Phillip Heads around 1800hrs. A weak ridge of high pressure will follow across the State on Friday as a cold front approaches from the west. This front will cross the State on Saturday, clearing far eastern districts at night as a deep low associated with the front develops south of Tasmania. The low will direct a cooler westerly airstream across Victoria on Sunday. Forecast for Wednesday 20 September until midnight Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre later in the evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. Forecast for Thursday 21 September Strong Wind Warning for Thursday for Port Phillip Winds: Northerly 15 to 25 knots, reaching 20 to 30 knots during the morning and early afternoon. Winds shifting southwesterly 15 to 20 knots during the early evening then tending south to southwesterly around 10 knots during the late evening. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre by early evening. Weather: Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Forecast for Friday 22 September Winds: Variable about 10 knots tending south to southeasterly during the afternoon then tending easterly 10 to 15 knots during the early evening. Wind tending north to northeasterly 15 to 20 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Weather: Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower in the evening. Forecast for Saturday 23 September Winds: Northerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to 25 to 35 knots during the morning then turning west to northwesterly 20 to 30 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning. Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during the day. Forecast for Sunday 24 September Winds: West to northwesterly 15 to 25 knots. Seas: 1 to 1.5 metres. Weather: Cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:10 am EST Thursday. * Calls to 1300 number cost around 27.5c inc. GST, higher from mobiles or public phones. Marine forecasts are also available on VHF and HF radio. View the radio schedule on www.bom.gov.au/marine ================================================================================ Check the latest Coastal Waters Forecast or Local Waters Forecast for information on wind, wave and weather conditions for these coastal zones. ================================================================================ Copyright Commonwealth of Australia 2011, Bureau of Meteorology (ABN 92 637 533 532). Users of these web pages are deemed to have read and accepted the conditions described in the Copyright, Disclaimer, and Privacy statements (http://www.bom.gov.au/other/copyright.shtml). 1